Professionally and personally my goal has always been to help people improve in ways that are meaningful to them. I taught English and Swedish at the Jr high / High school level in Finland. Achieved Sales Director status during my 15 year Mary Kay career (yes, with diamond rings and free cars!) Lead management for Customer Service and Marketing teams in the tech and Fitness industries as well as owned my own photo studio! Each of these careers allowed me to help people market better, look better and feel better. But what I really wanted was for people to BE better. Enter group fitness and personal training!
This video by neuroscientist, Sandra Aamodt talks about why dieting doesn’t work, but also the fact that doing things that are healthy for you are just healthy for you no matter what you weigh! THAT is my goal. To get you moving and feeling good about moving. To help you work hard, but not so hard so as to hate working hard! To help you find the body that does what you need it to for the life you want to lead.
I grew up in Plano, Il. and currently live there, although I took a break to live in Finland for about 13 years! My husband Guy and I have 5 children and 7 grandchildren! I played sports in high school and as a young mom remained quite active. But after a bout of pneumonia in 1994, my immune system started revolting. I became allergic / sensitive to most things in my environment. After too many Dr visits to count I was finally diagnosed at Mayo Clinic with Fibromyalgia, Asthma, degenerative disc disease and some allergies. Most days I was too exhausted to get dressed AND do something else. Once I even woke up in a daze on my couch just to see some very nice stranger from the church across the street cleaning my house! Needless to say, I was very sedentary and felt quite hopeless.
A change in environment and eating habits along with regular allergy shots brought me back to the land of the living. But it wasn’t until I hired a personal trainer that life started feeling ‘doable’ again. I will forever be grateful to my trainer as well as a supporter of the LOCAL gym! I feel I owe them my life… and my career!
I hope you come to Center-Fit and let us help you get fitter in a positive environment with a great community of people!
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